Bruce Embury

A photo of Bruce Embury


Trinity Anglican Church
Saturday June 29, 2019
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday June 28, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Bruce Embury of Blenheim passed away at home on Saturday June 22, 2019 at the age of 76 years.  He was one of four children born to Ken & Evelyn (Graves) Embury and is survived by his siblings Joanne & Jim Laurie, Kim & Terry St. Pierre and Ken & Sheila Embury.

Everyone who knew Bruce would agree that he was a man of few words, but a quick google search about people who are quiet would let you know “those who talk less really are smarter”!  And if being his wife’s biggest supporter and a hero to his children was an indication of a life well lived, Bruce was an intelligent man who lived life to the fullest!  He was only 18 years old when he married the love of his life Carol (Goodwin) and began a journey that would span almost 58 years.  Together they raised two children who they were very proud of; Shelly & John DeBrouwer and Rick & Anne-Marie Embury.  They were blessed with five grandchildren and their families; Joshua Embury & Amber Christiansen (Liam), Nicole Embury & Adam Iannetta, Lauren & Jarrod Oliphant, Sarah & Joel Pepper (August, Julien and the late Benjamin (2016) and Erica Embury.   He will be missed by his little buddy Bijoux who never left his side whenever he was home.

Being a butcher and a hockey player were major parts of Bruce’s life.  He retired from Blenheim Meats in 2015 and played hockey as a goal tender since his youth to an oldtimer.  Beyond that, his pleasures in life were simple…Wednesday night steak barbeques with a couple of beers and Friday night Wayne’s Pizza were two things he looked forward to every week.

Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service for Bruce will take place in Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday June 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends wishing to remember Bruce with a memorial donation are asked to consider either Trinity Anglican Church or Pet & Wildlife Rescue.

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Carol, Rick and Shelley. I am sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. What a great man you called husband/father. Had so many great times as a teenager with Bruce and Carol. May God Grant you peace in this time of sorrow. Don Pettit

Just heard from Bryn. I am sorry for your loss, my heart felt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless, Brian

Carol, Rick, Shelley & Families. So sorry to hear this news. Sending you deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. Bruce was a wonderful caring man & certainly will be missed. Keeping you in thoughts & prayers.

Carol and family...thinking of you.

Carol and family, we are sending our deepest condolences to you at this very difficult time. Bruce was such a gentleman. Always had a smile and kind words. All your happy memories will help you to move forward. Bruce and Joyce

Carol, Shelly,Rick and families, We were so sorry hear of Bruce's passing. Whether meeting him on the street or working behind the counter at meat shops, Bruce always greeted you with a smile and a hello. Thinking of all of you and lifting you up in prayer. Don and Carol Boylan

Josh, Your family at Saturn Power are thinking of you and sending prayers to you and your family.

Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Carol, and to Shelly and Rick and all the family. Bruce had a quiet, kind manner and always greeted you with a smile. He made the world a better place.

My condolences to the family... Bruce was a great man.. was always a pleasure to talk to him at the meat shop.. after he retired i drove by this place and always a BIG WAVE..... rest in peace BRUCE.. you will be missed by many....

Carol and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

We were so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. We will be keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Alan & Anne English

Hugs to the Embury and Goodwin families.

Carol and family, please accept my sincere condolence's on the passing of Bruce. He was a great guy and always enjoyed our conversations with him at Blenheim Meats. May he Rest in Peace

Carol and family, Sadden to hear of Bruce’s passing. He and Ted are probably having a beer in Heaven, after a hockey game! May you find comfort in your precious memories. Brenda

Carol, Rick, Shelley and the Emery/Dauphin families...Our thoughts are with you all during this time. Bruce was such a nice, kind man. One of the really good ones! He will be truly missed in the Blenheim community. RIP Bruce.

My heartfelt sympathy to you Carol and your Family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Bruce was one of the nicest guys I ever met & always seemed to have a grin on his face. Loved playing hockey with him ….. Our condolences to the family. Ralph Dick & Gayle

Brucie - best guy ever, best goalie ever! After they scored on him, I would skate up and say ‘nice save sieve’. He’d say ‘if you did a better job, I would look better’. And then we’d laugh. Proud to be able to have called him friend!

Thinking of you, Carol and family at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you in this difficult time.

Dear Carol and family I was so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. Al and I always enjoyed our conversations with Bruce when we visited the meat market. He was truly a gentlemen.

Carol and family My deepest condolences to you all

Our sincere condolences to you all at this very sad time.

Carol, Rick, Shelly and family, Our sincere condolences on Bruce’s passing. I have so many great memories of one of the nicest men I have ever met. From the short time we were neighbours at Doris and Lorne’s to all the fun times had on John Street, I will always remember Bruce’s smile and his laugh. A man of few words, yes, but always a good listener and quick to add a punchline. From mini bikes to cars, from kids to grandkids, he was always such a happy guy who I never saw flustered by anything. May he Rest In Peace, and I hope he’s firing up the barbecue with Stubby right now ready to enjoy a cold beer and a great steak. God Bless, Jeff and Michelle Shepherd and family

Saddened to hear of the passing of Bruce- Thoughts and prayers to Carol, Rick , Shelly and families he was always a pleasure to see and chat with , may he rest in peace-

Carol, Shelly, Rick and family ,please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of this wonderful man. May your memories help you all through this difficult time.

Sorry to hear of mr embury passing. Was our neighbor for years,on john street.Quiet man he was but always waved or had a friendly hi when walking by. May he rip. Thinking of u all. Hugs

Our deepest condolences to the Embury.

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Bruce, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you.

We are so saddened to hear this news of your loss. Sending prayers of strength and support at this difficult time. Kevin, Karen and Erin Tompkins.

such a sweet soul with a comforting smile our hearts go out too all of Bruce's family at this time Take care cherish all the "sweet memories"

Sincere condolences.

Carol,Rick,Shelley &family....our heartfelt condolences in your loss of Bruce. .. Yes he was a quiet man but was always greeted with a great smile and a funny comment....Bruce will be missed by so many people. We hope that your warm fun memories help you through this difficult time. .Hugs to all.

To Bruce's Family he was one of the kindest men I have ever known when I went in to the meat Abba tour it was always Bruce that waited on me we chat there while he got my order ready & then I see him everyday after his retirement walking his best friend sending my thoughts & prayers to his family

Dear Carol and family I was so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing He was a true gentlemen My late husband Al loved going to Blenheim Meats to talk with him You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time

So sad to here this as we currently vacationing.....many fond memories of Bruce beginning with wearing his slightly worn goalie equipment to sharing the net with him with McKays Corners to stories at the abattoir. Quite a hockey team getting put together up there! RIP Brucey

Dear Carol and Family: Our sincere condolences to you and the family. Keeping all of you in our prayers during this sad and difficult time the passing of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather.

We will miss his smile every time he came in for pizza wearing his Wayne’s Pizza hat proud that Wayne gave him. Condolences to the entire family and friends of Bruce, he will be missed by all.

Shelly and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Carol and family....we are so very sorry to to read the sad news about Bruce. He was loved and will be missed by many. Our thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

To Carol , . Shelly Rick and family Our deepested and sincere sympathy On the passing of a dear husband and father,, our toughts and Prayers Are with you .. lots of strenght and great memories Ralph Arlette Vantyghem and family

Our sincerest sympathy to you Carol and your family. May happy memories help you through this sad time. Fred & Kaye

Carol and family; Many happy days playing hockey with Bruce. A Hall of Fame goaltender for many years. Always there to make the big save and enjoy every minute. You will be missed. RIP Mr. Goalie. Mick.

Carol I was so saddened to read about Bruce. My sincere condolences to you, Rick, Shelley and their families. Surrounding you all with my thoughts and prayers. God Bless..... Glenise 💞

Rick and family , sorry to here of your loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you . Susie and Rick Woudenberg

Bruce was always smiling and happy when he was working in the butcher shop. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Carol, Rick, Shelly and families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

So very sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. I have fond memories of time spent at the Embury home. Sincerest condolences to Shelley, Carol and Rick.

Our condolences to Carol and family. We’ll miss the ‘over the fence chats’.

Sending my love and condolences. We will all miss him. Keeping you in my heart.

My deepest condolences to Carol and the family. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you 💖

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Carol and the family in their loss. May God carry you and your family through this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you , Bruce will be missed.

So very sorry for your loss Carol and family. Bruce was an awesome guy and will be so missed.

I cannot put into words how sad it is to hear the news that Bruce has passed. Such a great guy, both on and off the ice. I'll never ever forget that laugh when Bruce was having fun. I am proud to say that I was able to both watch him play and compete against him. He was a class act! My sincere condolences to Bruce's family, Carol, Shelley, and Rick. Rest in Peace Bruce. Bill Bentley.

So sorry for the loss of Bruce. My sympathy to the whole family. I had many a great time and many laughs with him while hanging out at the meat shop. He will be greatly missed by many.

Carol, Rick and Shelly, So sorry to read about your husband/Dad’s passing. I can always remember him always being so kind when I was in that John street circle. Hugs to you all.

Extending our deepest sympathy to the Embury Family❤️ May you find the strength in each other to help you through this difficult time.